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Fees & funding


Tuition fees are updated on an annual basis; the latest fee information can be found on the university Study pages. This page is particularly useful because it also includes information about how to calculate living costs, which will help you create a budget for your time as a PhD candidate.


Funding is one of the biggest challenges when considering postgraduate study, which is why Warwick is working to increase the number of part- and fully-funded scholarships every year.

In order to maximise your chances of securing funding, you should make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss your application as early as possible, and before you apply. The How to apply pages have more details about how to go about this. You are strongly advised to submit your main PhD application at least 6 weeks before your earliest scholarship deadline. If you plan to apply to the main Warwick competitions, you should aim to submit your PhD application before Christmas.

In addition to the scholarship opportunities listed above, candidates living in England may be eligible for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan from the UK government; you can read the full details, including eligibility criteria, on the Doctoral Loan website.

For the 2019-20 academic session, Home and EU candidates are encouraged to apply for funding through the new ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership at Warwick, which makes an annual award of a number of studentships to applicants across the Faculty of Social Sciences; the application deadline is 22 January 2019.

Overseas candidates are encouraged, meanwhile, to apply for the university-wide Chancellor’s International Scholarships, which are awarded to the most outstanding international PhD applicants; the application deadline for this award is 18 January 2019. EU candidates may also apply to the EU Chancellor's Scholarship, with a deadline of 6 March 2019.

Applicants to the PhD Socioloty Joint Degree with Monash University are also eligible to apply for the Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD Scholarship; the deadline for this scholarship is also 6 March 2019.

All candidates should also explore the options on the Graduate School and International Office scholarship listings. The Graduate School holds information on a number of additional awards as well as advice for candidates who do not receive full funding, while the International Office site mainly holds details of scholarships available to candidates from particular countries or regions.

Support is a crucial point as an international student. I have had the best support from my supervisors since I chose Warwick. They advised me to get into different activities in the Graduate School, which allowed me to expand my academic perspectives and personal skills. They have supported my research and guided me in the best possible way.

The department has also supported my research through funding my attendance to different conferences and my fieldwork abroad. I have also had much additional support in dealing with challenges like living abroad or settling into a different environment.

- Isabel Margarita Nuñez Salazar,
current candidate, PhD Sociology